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The Unexpected Origins of NoSQL

by Angela Guess Klint Finley of Wired reports, “Most students of the web trace the NoSQL movement back to Google and Amazon. As they grew their enormously successful online services, Google and Amazon needed new ways of storing massive amounts of data across an ever-growing number of servers, so each created a new software platform…

World of Data: Predictions for 2013

by Angela Guess Chris Boorman of B2B Marketing recently shared his predictions for what will happen in the world of data next year. Among his predictions: “ Cloud becomes the new black. Salesforce.com seems to do no wrong as they continue to eradicate on-premise CRM and build out the Force.com platform. Workday seems to be on top of…

Cloudera Raises $65M in New Funding

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Cloudera, the category leader that is setting the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise, today announced it has closed $65 million in a new funding round led by Accel Partners, with support from Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners, In-Q-Tel, and Meritech Capital Partners.…

Migrating to NoSQL: The Process

by Angela Guess Matt Asay of TechRepublic recently discussed the process for migrating from a relational database to a NoSQL database. He writes, “The industry is on the cusp of tectonic changes in how and where data are stored and processed. For over 30 years, the venerable relational database management system (RDBMS), running in corporate…

Why Data Governance Matters

by Angela Guess Infinitive Analytics recently shared five reasons why Data Governance matters. The article states, ” Data governance might not be the hottest online marketing issue, but it can be one of the most important and should not be ignored. It’s equivalent to “quality control” – a method of ensuring your data sets are…

Facebook Holds Vote on Right to Vote

by Angela Guess Ian Paul of PC World reports, ” Facebook opened the polls Monday for its latest user vote that could see Facebook users lose the ability to vote on future changes to the social network’s privacy and site governance policies. The site’s latest vote also concerns other changes to Facebook’s data usage policies and its…

The Rise of Semantic Databases

by Angela Guess David S. Read of Information Week recently discussed the advent of the semantic database. He writes, “Don’t buy into the idea that semantic database technologies are just for consumer-facing services such as BBC Online or the semantic Web initiatives embraced by the likes of Best Buy and Cisco. In much the same way that consumerization drives…

IBM Launches Skills Program for Students and IT Professionals

by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, ” IBM today announced an array of programs and resources to help students and IT professionals develop new technology skills and prepare for jobs of the future. The initiatives include new training courses and resources for IT professionals, technology and curriculum materials for educators…

Big Data & The Semantic Web: A Perfect Combination

by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week reports, “The W3C envisions the Semantic Web as an extension rather than a replacement of the current Web — a framework that extends Web principles from documents to data. Many semantic specifications for the Web are already in place, and the W3C continues to develop more specs…

Capitalizing on Big Data & Analytics: 4 Approaches

by Angela Guess A team from McKinsey & Company recently shared how companies are successfully leveraging Big Data and advanced analytics. Jonathan Gordon, Manish Goyal, and Tim McGuire wrote in Forbes, “$50 billion. That’s about how much marketers are spending on Big Data and advanced analytics (according to a BMO Capital Markets report) in the hopes…